THE PROGRAM: ACQUA FOR LIFE
Acqua for Life is a humanitarian campaign on a global scale that was launched in 2011 by Giorgio Armani. The project was created in light of a simple, yet fundamental, consideration: water is one of the most important elements of life, yet in many parts of the world, access to this essential is a daily struggle.
The Acqua for Life program helps install water points, latrines, as well as rainwater collection, water filtering and purification systems in areas that lack water, a natural element fundamental to life. This results into people having water to drink, prepare food every day, wash, and maintain water crops and their livestock. Children can attend school more regularly. Women have more time to focus on their children, dedicate time to their literacy and be productive for their community, instead of having to fetch water.
With Acqua for Life, people reclaim the right to drinking water and sanitation recognized by the United Nations in 2010.